Civil Design Thought Leaders

  • Mark BurchManaging Principal

    Over the course of his career, Mark Burch has managed numerous complex corridor and intersection projects. His multi-disciplinary experience spans roadway and pedestrian facilities design, drainage design, wetland mitigation, right-of-way plans, cost estimating and contract administration. Mark's expertise includes investigating, analyzing and recommending solutions for mitigating design and construction impacts imposed on adjacent properties, coordinating with local utility companies, and negotiating with agencies and municipalities. He helps clients prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates and bid documents, as well as carefully managing the scope, schedule and budget for various roadway projects.

    Having served as a Project Lead Engineer for Pierce County Public Works and as a Design Engineer for WSDOT, Mark brings the unique perspective of having worked on both the public and private sides of the development process.

  • Ben EdelenVice President

    Drawn to the diversity of the work, Ben Edelen has provided transportation and civil/site services to state, local municipalities and private entities since 1984. Early in his career, Ben was fortunate enough to get involved in a 17-mile arterial project that affected major sections of undeveloped properties in Lexington, Ky. His team was able to position the roadway alignment to work for Lexington and the property owners. Ben has continued to work for Lexington and several of the property owners involved in that early project, developing a strong working relationship with developers and the community.

    Ben's experience includes hands-on design and management of large-scale projects. His private development credentials include retail, office and residential developments that required planning and zoning, environmental, design, permitting, traffic, construction services and overall participation from inception to completion. Ben has worked extensively in Kentucky and has participated in projects throughout the Southeast.